Wines & Vines
Vinden Wines was founded in 1990 and is now under the guidance of the second-generation winemaker and viticulturist Angus Vinden. Since taking over in 2015 Angus has maintained the original label which possess a traditional Hunter style as well as producing his offshoot label allowing a more experimental approach ‘The Vinden Headcase’; balancing tradition with innovation.
“I believe it is my responsibility, just as O’shea did up on the old hill, to continually to redefine and reinvent the Hunter Valley. Tradition is not stagnant; it should constantly be redefined as we learn from the previous generation.” – Angus Vinden
The Hunter Valley is the oldest commercial Wine Region in Australia dating back to the 1828. As the current custodians it is our role too not only maintain, but to improve the Hunter Valley. All wines we produce are strictly sourced from Hunter Valley Vineyards, I believe when you go to Burgundy, you drink Burgundy. Therefore, when you are in the Hunter Valley, you should drink from the plethora of stunning and ancient vitcultural sites we possess.
Our two vineyard sites are our estate vineyard and old vine blocks at Somerset Vineyard in Pokolbin where Angus was mentored under the 6th generation grower Glen Howard. The estate vineyard was first planted in 1995, the soil are heavy red clay; Shiraz, Mourvedre, Gamay and Alicante are planted. Somerset vineyard was originally planted in 1891, unfortunately during WWII the vines were pulled as demand for war time food outweighed grapes. Luckily in 1965 replanting began to re-establish one of the great sites in the original Parish of Pokolbin. As a hillside site it has both fine sandy loam soils and boasts a limestone hillside with granular red volcanic clay. Shiraz, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho, Gewurztraminer and Chenin Blanc are planted. We handcraft our wines with minimal intervention on-site from hand-picked grapes.
“I hope you enjoy drinking these as much as I did making them. Cheers!”
- Angus Vinden
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